Medical Genetics Research



Members of the Medical Genetics faculty conduct research in most areas of human and medical genetics and modern molecular biology. They work in a wide range of settings within the University of Washington, the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Our faculty and affiliates include one Nobel laureate, fifteen diplomates of the American Board of Medical Genetics, six members of the National Academy of Sciences, and two members of the Institute of Medicine.

Below is a listing of UW scientists working in conjunction with the Division of Medical Genetics, who conduct research related to medical genetics, with links to their faculty descriptions.




Basic Molecular Genetics and Developmental Genetics:


Stanley Fields, Ph.D.
Stanley Gartler, Ph.D.
Maynard V. Olson, Ph.D.
Richard D. Palmiter, Ph.D.
Phillippe Soriano, Ph.D.
R. Scott Hansen, Ph.D.


Human Molecular and Developmental Genetics:


Peter Byers, M.D.
Samir S. Deeb, Ph.D.
Marshall S. Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.
Wendy Raskind, M.D., Ph.D.
George Stamatoyannopoulos, M.D.,Dr.Sci.
Karen G. Stephens, Ph.D.
Jonathan Tait, M.D.
Robert M. Hershberg, M.D., Ph.D.


Cancer Genetics:


Marshall S. Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Gail Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D.
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.
Wendy Raskind, M.D., Ph.D.
Raymond Yeung, M.D.


Gene Therapy:


C. Anthony Blau, M.D.
Joel R. Chamberlain, Ph.D.
David W. Emery, Ph.D.
André M. Lieber, M.D., Ph.D.
A. Dusty Miller, Ph.D.
David W. Russell, M.D., Ph.D.
George Stamatoyannopoulos, M.D.,Dr.Sci.
Dmitry Shayakhmetov, Ph.D.


Genome Research:


David Hawkins, Ph.D.
Marshall S. Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Gail P. Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D.
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.
Maynard V. Olson, Ph.D.
Gerald D. Schellenberg, Ph.D.


Genetic Epidemiology and Analytic Methods:


Melissa A. Austin, Ph.D.
Brian Browning, Ph.D.
Gail P. Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D.
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Marchani, Ph.D.
Ellen M. Wijsman, Ph.D.


Clinical Genetics:


Wylie Burke, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter Byers, M.D.
Edith Cheng, M.D.
Fuki Hisama, M.D.
Marshall S. Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Ian Glass, M.D
Gail P. Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D.
Arno Motulsky, M.D.
Roberta Pagon, M.D.
C. Ronald Scott, M.D.
Virginia Sybert, M.D.
Mark C. Hannibal, M.D., PhD.
Anne V. Hing, M.D.
Wendy Raskind, M.D., Ph.D.


Neurogenetics:


Thomas Bird, M.D.
Phillip Chance, M.D.
Fuki Hisama, M.D.
Suman Jayadev, M.D.
Wendy Raskind, M.D., Ph.D.


Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetics:


Christine Disteche, Ph.D.
Barbara Trask, Ph.D.
Kathleen Leppig, M.D.


Biochemical Genetics:


Peter Byers, M.D.
Clement E. Furlong, Ph.D.
Wan-Fen Li, Ph.D.
C. Ronald Scott, M.D.


Pharmacogenetics and Ecogenetics:


Clement E. Furlong, Ph.D.
Gail P. Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D.
Wan-Fen Li, Ph.D.
Arno Motulsky, M.D.


Genetics of Aging:


Thomas Bird, M.D.
Samir S. Deeb, Ph.D.
George M. Martin, M.D.